Big data’s big questions to be examined at November congress
11/01/2012

The Big Data World Congress will take place in London next week, with some of the UK’s leading experts giving their viewpoints on why big data is changing the IT landscape.

Online PR News – 01-November-2012 – London – The Big Data World Congress will take place in London next week, with some of the UK’s leading experts giving their viewpoints on why big data is changing the IT landscape.

Interest in Big Data has grown exponentially in the last 12 months, as companies look for solutions to manage the vast amounts of structured and unstructured data they are now collecting.

Indeed, 90% of data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone, and 65% of global enterprise companies plan to deploy some form of big data solution in the next year.

In response to this growing trend, producers of the well-established Cloud World Series Keynote World are proud to announce the launch of their inaugural Big Data World Congress – www.bigdatacongress.com – taking place at 76 Portland Place on the 7th November.

The event will highlight the strategic challenges involved with tackling big data, as well as the new solutions helping businesses build ROI by utilising their data more efficiently.

In the build-up to next week’s show, the Keynote Team caught up with some of its leading speakers to find out why big data has the potential to create a paradigm shift in the way companies manage and derive benefit from their data sources.

‘’For companies that operate in a highly competitive digital economy the understanding of how to consume, analyse and exploit the granular level of data now available is paramount to their success,’’ said Jonathan Summerfield, IT Director, Ladbrokes.

Charles Ewen, Executive Head of Technology at the Met Office added, ‘’As the importance of extracting information from large data sets becomes more widespread, it is driving innovation and rapid development in tools and skills. It is very important for the Met Office to be aware and ready to exploit these advances being made in their domains.’’

Other speakers at the event include:

- Mark Jennings, Technical Operations Manager, Lonely Planet
- Glyn Hughes, Technology Director, G4S
- Jagdeep Singh Bhambra, Head of software Development, Financial Times
- William Beckler, Director of Innovation, lastminute.com
- Francesco D’Orazio, Chief Innovation Officer, FACE
- Steve Shelton, Head of Data Services, BAE Systems Detica

The closed door event will not only feature leading speakers from the Big Data field but will also provide attendees with the opportunity to network with over 150 fellow senior professionals.

There are still a limited number of complimentary passes available for the event. If you are interested in registering for the event please email Charlie@keynoteworld.com or call the office directly on +44(0)845 519 1230.

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